Gaga’s Workshop at Barneys New York to Open on Nov. 21
Lady Gaga‘s Christmas-themed workshop at luxury department store Barneys New York, dubbed Gaga’s Workshop, is set to officially open to the public on Nov. 21 at 11:59PM. The display is located at the retailer’s Madison Avenue flagship store. Time to start camping out, little monsters! Gaga’s Workshop will remain open all night through Nov. 22, which is a first-ever for Barneys New York! After the grand opening, Gaga’s Workshop will operate during normal store hours through Jan. 2.
Gaga’s workshop, which is a take on that of Santa Claus, will include a shopping area, holiday windows, a dedicated and interactive website and limited edition products designed to stuff stockings with!
In new developments, Barneys will donate 25% of the proceeds from all items sold at Gaga’s Workshop to her newly-launched Born This Way Foundation. The workshop is meant to remind people of the giving and charitable spirit of the holidays.
The workshop will be comprised of eight stations, which are as follows: Candy Shop, Toy Shop, Closet (for apparel and accessories), Library (for books, CDs, media, and paper goods), Gallery (for collectibles and specialty items), Jewelry, Boudoir (for candles and cosmetics) and Holiday. So there is something for every little monster, whether you are a little monster who is shopping for cute, quirky, cult gifts or someone who is shopping for the little monster in their life.
Also, a giant facade will take over the 60th Street entrance to the store. It’s the gateway into Gaga’s Workshop and shoppers will feel as though they are walking right into the mouth of a monster-like version of Lady Gaga. The facade was actually designed to create the allusion and the feeling of walking into the star’s mouth! If you ever wanted to get close to Lady Gaga’s kisser, this is how you can do it!
The Madison Avenue windows, which will be unveiled at the opening of the workshop, have been transformed into a Gaga themed tableaux, drawing holiday inspiration from music, fashion, astrology and the elements. “For my first ever window designs, it’s an honor to be collaborating with the prestigious Barneys’ brand and creative history,” said Gaga’s Haus of Gaga creative director Nicola Formichetti in a statement.